US societies to defy ban on editing articles from embargoed countries

Dyer, Owen
March 2004
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/6/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7439, p543
Academic Journal
Reports on United States societies' plans to defy a ban that prevents journals from publishing work by scientists from countries subject to U.S. trade embargoes. Laws set by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control; Statement that the American Chemical Society, after taking legal advice, has concluded that if the government prosecutes it can mount a defense based on the first amendment to the constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and the press; Actions taken by the Nature Publishing Group to defy the ban; Role of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers in spurring the Office of Foreign Assets Control to announce the ban.


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